Eric Clapton I'm Tore Down Live

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM

This morning, I happened upon a blog post written by guitarist Rik Emmett at, where he talks about the myriad examples of amazing guitar tone produced with a Gibson ES-335, including the video below of Eric Clapton performing Freddie's King's timeless shuffle "I'm Tore Down."

"I'm Tore Down" guitar tab and jam track

Few guitarists have used as many different guitar tones as Clapton has through his career. Aside from his famous Cream-era "woman tone" and his solo-era Strat sounds, among others, Clapton produced two of the greatest guitar tones of all time: His powerful 1960 Les Paul through a Marshall JTM-45 holy grail of blues-rock tone on John Mayall's Blues Breakers "Beano" album, and the scorching blues tones on his 1991 masterpiece, From the Cradle—arguably the best blues album of the past 20 years.

So, just because it's Friday, and because it's just so darned good, take a moment to enjoy some of Slowhand's finest fretwork.


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